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Feb 9, 2018
Phil Longo wore a bandana to welcome Bret Michaels to the 2018 class

Phil Longo wore a bandana to welcome Bret Michaels to the 2018 class

Every space can be chased. Just like every spring has its practice. Ole Miss offensive coordinator Phil Longo hit the motherload back in December when he flipped four-star quarterback Matt Corral from Florida and signed him during the early signing period. He was no doubt a key cog in the Rebels being able to land two more blue-chip receivers in Miles Battle and Elijah Moore, and he was also an active recruiter on campus during CROOTAPALOOZA. But Phil not only struck gold when he found his quarterback of the future, but it was the baggage that Corral brought with him to Oxford. And it’s...
Feb 9, 2018
Podcast Rebellion XXL: National Signing Day recap and a look ahead to 2019

Podcast Rebellion XXL: National Signing Day recap and a look ahead to 2019

FATAL 4-WAY CROOTIN ANALYSIS Recruiting for the class of 2018 is over. The Rebs didn’t have a strong close but they still finished with a top 35 class. Phil Longo loaded up on offense and Jon Sumrall got some pieces to work with at linebacker. And you sign two JUCO defensive linemen who should play immediately. But, other than that, signing day was pretty lame. On this episode, Podcast Rebellion XXL breaks the class down from top to bottom. They discuss who could play immediately, who could surprise, and who needs work. They all discuss a little bit of the 2019 class and how important it...
Feb 8, 2018
Ole Miss recruiting targets to watch in the 2019 class

Ole Miss recruiting targets to watch in the 2019 class

After securing another top 35 class, it’s (unfairly) now or never for Matt Luke. Yea, the NCAA situation hurt Ole Miss this recruiting cycle. A couple of hours after piecing together the country’s No. 30 overall class on National Signing Day, Hugh Freeze himself referred to 2017 as “a penalty” and griped about other schools using the ongoing investigation for negative recruiting. It was a decent class considering the limitations, but the reality is that the Rebels can’t have another one like it and continue to compete with the top of the SEC (this year’s class ranked 12th in...
Feb 8, 2018
Ole Miss NSD 2018 Recap: WELP

Ole Miss NSD 2018 Recap: WELP

The Rebels managed to sign a top 35 class but did not close well. Ole Miss entered this off season knowing it had a lot of work to do to reinvigorate a team short on difference makers defensively. The Rebels also knew they needed to find offensive players to replace the immense talent that will be leaving next year offensively. The overall class isn’t too bad, coming in at 31st nationally per 247Sports; however actual signing day was an enormous letdown and reinforced a lot of concerns many fans, yours included, have about the Matt Luke hire. I entered the day giving Luke the benefit of...
Feb 8, 2018
Ole Miss NSD 2018 Recap: Not quite Landsharks again just yet

Ole Miss NSD 2018 Recap: Not quite Landsharks again just yet

Immediate help: check. Impact freshman: [fart]. Nicholas Carr reviewed the nice offensive haul Ole Miss pulled in yesterday; now we’ll review the defense. It doesn’t take a lot of analysis to see that the top talent in this class was a little offense-heavy; Matt Luke and co. signed three four-star players, and all three play offense. Though there were lots and lots of defensive misses, the Rebels still signed some guys that will help immediately, and some guys who will help build for the future. Let’s take a look. Defensive Tackle: B+ 3-star Noah Jefferson 3-star Hal Northern 3-star...
Feb 7, 2018
Ole Miss NSD 2018 Recap: Longo Ball is about to be fun

Ole Miss NSD 2018 Recap: Longo Ball is about to be fun

Rebs trying to skunk people with this haul. National Signing Day 2018 came and went and it couldn't have gone much better for Ole Miss on the offensive side of things. Matt Luke and his staff had a quick turnaround back in December before reeling in one of the nation’s top quarterbacks. Now, with another couple months on the job, they’ve hauled in a top 30 class. All while on double secret probation. Let’s grade how the staff did offensively with just a few months under their belts. Quarterbacks: A+ 4-star Matt Corral Not much more can be said about the California kid. The Rebels...
Feb 7, 2018
Ole Miss NSD 2018 Recap: Rebs finish at No. 30 in team rankings

Ole Miss NSD 2018 Recap: Rebs finish at No. 30 in team rankings

Second straight year. After missing out on a number of targets on National Signing Day, the 2018 Ole Miss recruiting class checked in at no. 30 on 247 Sports’ composite rankings. It is the second straight year that the Rebel recruiting class is ranked 30th after beginning the day at No. 28. Although it may seem like there wasn’t an improvement over last year’s class, the Rebels improved from 12th to 10th in the SEC, ahead of Kentucky, Vanderbilt, Missouri, and Arkansas. This year’s class should provide a lot of depth, especially along the defensive line, and 4-star quarterback Matt...
Feb 7, 2018
Ole Miss National Signing Day 2018 Recap: Rebs reload up front at DL

Ole Miss National Signing Day 2018 Recap: Rebs reload up front at DL

The former Southern Cal Trojan headlines the class. Almost any good defensive scheme starts with a disrupting, chaos inducing defensive line. The Rebels were looking to fill the shoes of two chaos wrecking balls in Marquis Haynes and Breeland Speaks who are off to the green pastures of the NFL. Ole Miss went into signing day this year with Quentin Bivens, Hal Northern, K.D. Hill and James Williams already in the house from the early signing period in December. But, now that the class is complete, let’s see how the coaches did. The Headliner One player that defensive line coach Freddie...
Feb 7, 2018
2-star DB Tylan Knight flips from ULL to Ole Miss

2-star DB Tylan Knight flips from ULL to Ole Miss

The ‘ssip boy playmaker signs with the Rebs. Despite committing to the Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin Cajuns a few weeks ago, Matt Luke and Co. were still able to convince an in-state product to stay close to home and become a Rebel. Pearl’s finest, two-star cornerback Kenny Gainwell, has decided to flip his allegiance to Carcosa to the Velvet Ditch. The Pearl High School standout enjoyed an impressive week in Hattiesburg back in December at the Mississippi/Alabama All-Star Game and capped it off with a Co-MVP performance in the game against the Yellowhammer State in a game that saw Knight...
Feb 7, 2018
NATIONAL SIGNING DAY OPEN THREAD

NATIONAL SIGNING DAY OPEN THREAD

Everything real big.
Feb 7, 2018
3-star LB Luke Knox commits to Ole Miss over the Ivy League

3-star LB Luke Knox commits to Ole Miss over the Ivy League

Baby Fort Knox adds even more depth at linebacker. Ole Miss has had significant success on the defensive side of the ball for the 2018 class. New linebackers coach Jon Sumrall has been busy, getting acclimated to the SEC recruiting landscape and securing commitments and signatures for his first signing day in Oxford. Now, it looks as if he’s starting to get in on the action after he received a verbal pledge from three-star Luke Knox Tuesday night. If that last name sounds familiar it’s because it has been ingrained in your mind that Longo Ball’s most formidable weapon at tight end,...
Feb 7, 2018
Ole Miss National Signing Day 2018: Tracking Letters of Intent and commitments as they happen

Ole Miss National Signing Day 2018: Tracking Letters of Intent and commitments as they happen

We’ll be updating this constantly throughout the day. Just remember to minimize the window when your boss walks by. It’s the most wonderful time of the year again! For the majority of Wednesday morning and afternoon, the decisions of high school and junior college prospects will decide their fate with a simple ball cap and ballpoint pen and commit to a certain athletic program out of the goodness of their heart and their love of the game. It really has nothing to do with money or cars or houses or apartments or stuff of that nature. To help you sift through the insanity that is Ole...
Feb 7, 2018
Ole Miss National Signing Day 2018: Complete announcement schedule for every target

Ole Miss National Signing Day 2018: Complete announcement schedule for every target

Times, TV info and streaming options for all of the croots expected to have a Rebel hat on the table come Wednesday. As of right now, the 2018 Ole Miss recruiting class is sitting in the top 35 according to 247Sports’ Composite Team Rankings, but the Rebels still have an outside shot at finishing within the top 25 if they can hit on a few last minute targets. In order to do so, they’ll need to see the right hat going on the right heads on National Signing Day. We’ve put together a schedule of when each Rebel prospect is announcing so you can make sure to keep up with...
Feb 7, 2018
Ole Miss National Signing Day 2018: Letters of intent, news and more

Ole Miss National Signing Day 2018: Letters of intent, news and more

Here’s everything you need to follow along on Wednesday.
Feb 6, 2018
Four Rebs are headed to NFL Scouting Combine

Four Rebs are headed to NFL Scouting Combine

Marquis Haynes is among the former Rebels looking to improve their NFL draft stock The list of players invited to this year’s NFL Draft Combine was released this morning, and it included former Rebels Marquis Haynes, Rod Taylor, Breeland Speaks, and Jordan Wilkins. This year’s combine will once again take place February 27-March 5 at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Ind. Haynes, a defensive end who is the Rebels’ modern-era career sacks leader and a second-team All-SEC performer, is projected as a third- or fourth-round pick. Scouts like his speed and energy, but are concerned that...